HEIDELBERG – Surrounded by forests, Heidelberg is located to the south of Frankfurt at a distance of about 96km. Heidelberg is located on the banks of river Neckar in southwest Germany, with a half-ruined hill-top castle, baroque styled buildings along Gothic streets making Heidelberg perfect for a romantic destination from Frankfurt. So let’s take a trip to romantic Heidelberg from Frankfurt or also can be done as a day trip from Frankfurt.
It is said that Heidelberg inspired many poets and artists on romanticism. Also apart from romanticism, Heidelberg houses Germany’s oldest and reputable university since 14th Century, so is also known as University city or Educational city of Germany. Heidelberg is one of the major educational hubs and is also known as UNESCO City of literature.
What to See in One day Tour to ROMANTIC HEIDELBERG From FRANKFURT | Day trips from Frankfurt | Things to do in Heidelberg
HEIDELBERG CASTLE –
It is a 16th-century red-sandstone ruin. Built according to Renaissance styled architecture, thus making it one of the most important structures in the north of the Alps.
HAUPTSTRASSE & ALTSTADT(OLD TOWN)
Explore the Baroque style buildings along the Gothic streets by walking along the narrow main street, where you will find many more narrow streets with medieval architectures, bars, boutiques, cafes, galleries, restaurants and old churches. Perfect for pleasant walking around.
Explore Baroque styled buildings in the narrow streets of romantic Heidelberg.
Walk into antique Bars/Cafes styled like Medieval Times.
KARL THEODOR BRIDGE (OLD BRIDGE OR ALTE BRUCKE)
It is a classic stone bridge on river Neckar connecting an old city to the Philosopher’s walk on the other side. Panoramic view of ruined castle, river & charming old town, sunsets from this bridge is worth watching. I stayed at Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten, Heidelberg with a view of Karl Theodor bridge and located on the banks of river Neckar in Old town. From here all major tourist attractions are at walkable distance.
Sunset from this Bridge
UNIVERSITY AREA –
Heidelberg university founded in 1386, being the oldest in Germany is famous among students. Its Medical faculty is well known. Lots of students with their bikes are seen around this historical campus making Heidelberg a more lively place to visit.
How to Reach Heidelberg
Heidelberg doesn’t have an airport so it can be reached by road or rail from the nearest big cities.
FROM FRANKFURT – about 96 km by road
FROM MUNICH – about 344 km
FROM STUTTGART – about 121 km.
Heidelberg is easily accessible by road(rent a car option) and Euro- rail(Deutsche Bahn) from nearest big cities. Click this link to see connectivity through train.
Best Time to Visit – Spring and Summer.
Places to stay- Stay near Karl Theodor Bridge overlooking the Neckar River overlooking magnificent view of hills, river, bridge, and city.
Can be done as a half day tour or a full day tour from Frankfurt without staying in this city.
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